Science at the Jerusalem Cinematheque

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Remember the excitement of seeing science films in school? Don’t worry; the film series presented by The Bloomfield Science Museum at the Jerusalem Cinematheque is a very different kind of experience. This coming Friday, January 15 at 10am, Alain Corneau’s film “Tous les Matins du Monde” will be shown, followed by a lecture on the sources of creativity by Prof. Sorin Solomon.

A feature film based on historical characters, it tells the story of 17th century composer Marin Marais, and his relationship with his mentor M. de Sainte Colombe. Gérard Depardieu in the lead role is sure to start the creative juices flowing as a warm-up act for Prof. Solomon of the Hebrew University. Prof. Solomon will discuss research and concepts of creativity based on studies of figures such as Pythagoras, Leonardo da Vinci, Einstein, and Thomas Mann. He will discuss the similarities and differences between creative processes in different fields.

Next month’s film is “A Beautiful Mind,” which will be screened on February 12th, followed by a discussion of schizophrenia by Prof. Arye Shalev of the Psychiatric Department, Haddassah Ein Karem. This intriguing project is a collaborative effort of The Bloomfield Science Museum, The Hebrew University and The Jerusalem Cinematheque. For tickets and information: 02-5654356.

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